What You'll Get
According to The Iliad, live theater was invented when a group of Achaeans, disguised as a large wooden horse, surprised their Trojan audience with a stirring performance of Hamlet. Take a classic approach to acting with today's Groupon to It Factor Studios in Rancho Cordova. Choose from the following options:
- For $39, you get a one-day Introduction to Film Acting workshop (a $125 value).
- For $56, you get a one-month, four-class children's or teen's On-Camera course (a $140 value).
- For $89, you get a one-month, four-class adults' Scene Study course, which includes on-camera work (a $225 value).
It Factor Studios' acting coaches channel performance wisdom and insider industry experience to help shepherd thespians further along their path to celluloid success. The one-day, 5.5-hour Introduction to Film Acting workshop activates dormant drama genes by exposing neophytes to basic acting theories, techniques, and John Cusack monologues. In the Scene Study course, pupils receive constructive feedback and direction as they tackle scenes comprehensively, beginning with a cold read the first week, a memorized rehearsal the second, several on-camera takes the third, and a friendly screening session the fourth. It Factor provides a DVD of each pupil's performance, so aspiring actors can scrutinize their own furrowed brows, on-cue tear-drops, and Cagney accents as they would appear in the high-tech, crank-operated Nickelodeons that populate most homes. View workshop dates on It Factor's website and call to reserve a spot for you or your child.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required, subject to availability. Must sign waiver. Ages 6-12 for children's course. Ages 15 and up for adult course. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About It Factor Studios
It Factor Studios' film performance and industry workshops unfurl under the leadership of Hollywood directors and professional actors from the American Film Institute. Founder Ryan McKinney and coach to the stars Steve Whittaker apply their workplace experience to create a safe and progressive learning environment and help actors to prepare for industry difficulties such as auditioning, resumé writing, or staring contests with Jack Nicholson. The results-driven team mentors budding performers of all experience and skill levels in a wealth of techniques, including Method and Meisner, with many courses designed to complement each other.
To enable instructional shoots and commercial productions, the studio boasts full capabilities for film preparation, shooting, and editing. Students interested in the back side of the lens can sign up for instruction in film shooting, editing, and screenwriting, enabling them to stage scenes and reboot old home movies under professional conditions. In addition to workshops, events such as guest-speaker series with working or retired film professionals help pupils to garner real industry connections.